Roof of the World

Tibet is located in the highest region of the world, which is why it is often referred to as the 'Roof of the World'. The capital, Lhasa, is home to the world Heritage site of Potala Palace, once the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. Gyantse is a tradtional Tibetan town and is famous for its wool and carpet production. Whist Tibet is off the normal tourist trail, vistors will receive a warm welcome from the locals.


The severe climatic conditions and great discrepancy in daily and seasonal temperatures are due mainly to the high altitude. Mid-spring, summer and early autumn get rather warm. Early spring gets cold, especially in the mornings and at night. A similar climatic situation applies to the late autumn and winter months.

Featured Tibet Journeys

Group of 017 days, from US$7,995
Luxury Small Group Journey - China, Tibet & the Yangtze (2017)

Explore remarkable cultures with an intriguing tour of Asia, travelling from China's Beijing and Chengdu to Lhasa, the heart of Tibet and highest city on earth, before embarking on a Yangtze cruise.

Group17 days, from US$7,995
Group of 1817 days, from AU$15,495
Private6 days, from AU$3,530
Roof of the World

Breathtaking mountain scenery and sweeping landscapes are commonplace in this remote and isolated region.

Private6 days, from AU$3,530


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